A promising young tribal student from Jharkhand’s steel city Jamshedpur ended her life Monday evening in Bangalore after she found out from social networking site Facebook her boyfriend had dumped her.
Bangalore Police said Malini Murmu, 22, a first year MBA student of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore, was found hanging from the ceiling fan of her hostel room.
PS Harsha, DCP (south west Bangalore), said over phone a suicide note was found on Malini’s laptop. Police said, “She had also scribbled on a board in her room, ‘He ditched me and there is no better way to take revenge.’ She had no roommates.”
Malini’s friends at IIM-B and on Facebook said her boyfriend stayed in New Delhi and was probably a Jharkhand native.
“She had travelled to Delhi during the weekend, where the couple apparently had some argument, which resulted in the break-up,” said a close friend of Malini. Later, her boyfriend had left a post on Facebook, saying: “Feeling super cool today! Dumped my new ex-girlfriend! Happy independence day! (sic)”
Malini’s father Vishwanath Murmu, a senior manager with Hindustan Petroleum posted at Jamshedpur, rushed to Bangalore from Pune, where he had gone on an official visit.
DCP Harsha said Malini’s father had lodged an FIR. Malini’s maternal uncle Ramesh Hansda said, “It’s a silly reason to end your life.” Malini, according to her Facebook account, was a regular reader of the Twilight series of books – fictitious stories on a relationship between a vampire and a girl.
Her body is being brought back to Jamshedpur, where the funeral may be held on Wednesday.